Writing in the Nieman Watchdog ("Questions the press should ask"), Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin says the first Internet President could see to it that the crossroads of the executive branch were radically open to not only public observation but grassroots participation.
And thats just for starters. Because the Internet doesnt look kindly on information that just flows one way. To live up to their promises, the president and his staff are going to have to do more than just talktheyre going to have to listen, and respond. So imagine a Web site where the president regularly answers questions sent in by citizens; where ordinary people can vote up or down items they want brought to the presidents attention; and where Americans from across the political spectrum engage in honest debate.
That last part, of course, is the most problematic. . .